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On October 6th-2014 a lightening strike hit one of the Sacred houses of the Wiwa Indigenous people of Colombia. 11 people in this community lost their lives. 23 went to hospital and many more sustained injuries that they are still healing from.

100% of donations through this donation button will go to the Wiwa Community for support.

Link HERE for more information on previous posts.

Myself having just been in the mountains with the Indigenous of this area and having stayed in these homes during the journey, this hit hard to my own heart.

With the support of our global community we were able to collect donations to send money for food and basic needs to the Wiwa in the hospital and their families who came to be with them in the city.

As of today, Oct 28th I have learned that the last of the Wiwa has been released from the hospital. Two of the men who have been badly injured were released but not well enough to travel up the mountain to go home. They need our help. They have their families with them and so I was informed by one of the Wiwa leader representatives that 10 people need food and basic needs for a minimum of two weeks. They requested money sent to buy fans to keep them cool because they are so hot in Santa Marta. They are not used to the heat because they live so high in the mountain.The women of these two men and all their children are with them as well.

Also, we have another contact in a place called Guachaca that is asking us for help. One of the Indigenous that lives in this area is a woman who is a “Saga”. This is a woman who is like a spiritual authority of the Wiwa. The men are called Mamo, the woman are called Saga.

We are told that some of the women that lost their husbands are leaving the mountain to go to this Saga’s home and asking for help. They all need food.

You see in the mountain with so many deaths in the small communities the burden is tremendous. As it is … a family relies on the man to get food and cut wood each day for the fires they need to cook and stay warm. Without them they are left with nothing. Normally other family or community members would help. However, with so many having lost their husbands it is simply too much to be able to supply food and wood when every family is barely surviving as it is.

Its complicated. The Colombian government was only giving them food until this week and so these women are now looking for help.

I am waiting to hear from several sources for details as to how many need help in the area of Guachaca. Although, initial reports said 20 people, it could be more.

My goal… here at Bluestar… id to accept donations through the special donate button here in this post. 100% of the donations that come in through this donation button go to feed and support the Wiwa through this crisis.

We can at least help the people until they find solutions to the issues they face due to the great loss of life and health issues they now face from the lightening strike that killed 11, hospitalized 23 and injured dozens more.

With your support the Wiwa Indigenous community will continue to be supported with food to support them through this crisis.

They have also sent messages back to us sharing how grateful they are for our help and have asked that we continue to support them as they seek solutions to this situation.

From my heart thank you to each of you who has been able to share your support. For those sending prayers of support for strength of the Wiwa people thank you as well. All support is appreciated and honored.


100% of donations through this donation button will go to the Wiwa Community for support.

This is one of the photos sent to us by Helena the contact in Taganga. Here are some of the Wiwa having lunch because of our support.

Wiwa lunch

This is a photo of what the traditional home looks like. The Sacred house they were in when the lightning struck is similar.

Link HERE for more information on previous posts.

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Update:Oct 28 -2014 Your prayers have been working and almost immediately my nephew, Sterling, began to see improvement in his left wrist. He wants to thank everyone for the help in his healing process and is grateful for the added support. Sterling is a long way from being healed and the risk of infection is still present. Please, if you find it in your heart to send Sterling healing and protection from infection my family and him are all grateful to each of you.

The messages that were sent to him through my email address have been passed on to him as well.
Thank you again and …. thank you for the Continued Prayers… for Sterling to heal and recover with the full use of his left hand and wrist.
With love and gratitude, Miriam

My Nephew who is only 17 years old. He had an accident a few weeks ago on a motorcycle (like a foolish young man) and fell off the bike breaking BOTH of his wrists.

Please… send healing to him in your prayers and meditations. His LEFT wrist has pins in it and he has not been able to move his fingers since the accident. Today, October 24th, there are signs of infection in the wrist.

PLEASE help him with your energy. He is already saying prayer himself to accept the healing energy that you send to him.

His name is Sterling and he is 17 years old and is my nephew.

Sterling is grateful to everyone for your help. In fact he ASKED me to put this request out to all of you because he saw how powerful it was for his brother and mother when they needed help as well.

Thank you for helping my nephew save his hand !!!!

With much gratitude, Miriam

By the way if you want to send him a message directly you can write to me at: and I will forward the message on to him for encouragement and strength. He needs it…..


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Hello everyone! There is exciting news to share with all of you regarding work that is being done with the people of Colombia. Myself and Sabrina whom some of you may remember from travel there 4 years ago have been here working hard to continue creating and building relationships with the people here.

Most of the expenses were paid for though the generous donations of a woman from the USA. However, the cost of the journey has been far more than was expected and I have had to contribute all my personal money to this work as well as what was shared through the organization that paid for the trip.

Your support is DESPERATELY needed right now. There is a need for a minimum of 2,000 dollars that will pay for some of the last travel here as well as bills that had to be left unpaid so I could make this journey.

We have photos, video and reports that will detail all this work when we return from Colombia which will be in October. I need to stop in Arizona before heading home to Canada and if the need has been filled it will be possible for me to see the Hopi before going home.

Please give your support if you are able to. The need has not been this great for over a year.


With love and gratitude,

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All over the world People are working together to protect and respect Life giving Waters. I have the honor to attend this event as we continue to share the importance of the Sacred Elements that give us life here on the planet.

This gathering is still in need of funding to bring Elders to the Event. If you would like to support this work you may do so though the Sacred Water Circle website.

I will be attending with a member of the Hopi people from Shungopavi Village.

Sacred Water Circle website here.

Donations are being accepted through a Canadian Nonprofit, Greenup. DONATE LINK HERE

Sacred Water Circle Vision:

Inspired by traditional Indigenous teaching and leading with hope and spiritual courage, the Sacred Water Circle sees a restored relationship between human communities and water.

Sacred Water Circle seeks to create dialogue around spiritually-based environmental issues, and to motivate communities and governments to act to set policy that will protect our water, by leading with prayer and walking together.

First initiated by Curve Lake visionary Dorothy Taylor, the Sacred Water Circle was formed in 2011 in response to a call from indigenous leaders worldwide to foster exchange and discussion, learn from one another and to build community around this important cause.

We consist of community volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds, skills and spiritual beliefs with a common vision. Inspired by traditional Indigenous teachings and leading with hope and spiritual courage, the Sacred Water Circle sees a restored relationship between human communities and water.

Join the Sacred Water Gathering this May 2-4th 2014 to honor the sacredness of water with ceremony, keynote speakers, panel discussions, presentations, First Nations teachers, vendors, a traditional feast and other activities at Trent University Gzowski College, Petroglyphs Provincial Park and other locations in the Kawarthas. This dynamic three-day event is hosted each year by the Sacred Water Circle to bring together First Nations teachers and elders, with political leaders, students, youth, water researchers, those in the water industry and the broader community to focus on water awareness and solutions.

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UPDATE: Oct 13-2014 Thank you to everyone who gave donations last month while I was traveling in Colombia. I was literally supported by a small handful of people, one in particular, Sam, made it possible for me to have a safe and supported trip near the end of the journey. Returning on Oct 15th to Canada after which reports will be shared on this website as well as on the great gathering site, along with private reports for everyone who donated. With love and gratitude, Miriam DONATE HERE